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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Happiness is Totoro




Two more Totoros done, except for noses and mouths. I think Totoro #1 is still my favorite. The large acorns are a gift from my traveling sister. The tops are real acorn caps and the body is covered with acorn leaves...Gotcha! If mangos grow on mango trees, and guava's grow on guava trees, why to acorns grow on oaks?

I tried two different ways of knitting in the bib front. The first with 3 separate balls, the next carrying the grey behind. Unfortunately the second method caused the body to shrink and the turn edge was difficult to tighten up and left lines. Oh well.

I used CascadeYarns Pastaza to knit Totoro and will make some blue ones, too! It is a wonderful blend of wool and llama I purchased at Yarn and Friends here in Honolulu.


After reading my little mochi and following her link to these, darn if I didn't order them. They are so cute. Hmmm, now who do I know that needs cupcakes?

6 comments:

debbie said...

i love your totoro!
i tho't about getting the cupcake holder too - looks really neat! - only problem - cupcakes don't last long anywhere i'm around....

candsmom said...

The Totoro Trio is ADORABLE!!! You did such an awesome job on them! I had a lightbulb moment aobut the "lines" you spoke of in your previous post in reading your description in this post of how you knit the bib front. NOW I know what you're referring to, and I'm totally of no help in that department, since I've never done any colorwork; just stripes. That Pastaza looks wonderful- we should do a yarn crawl someday. God help our credit cards. :-P

I saw those cupcake holders on My Little Mochi and thought they were such a good idea. What a great buy! In case you were wondering, *ahem* I loooooove cupcakes! Just FYI, of course. Good question about the acorns and oak trees! Maybe 'cause "oakorn" doesn't sound as appealing?? :)

myra said...

Oh my gosh, TOTOROS! They are so cute. I so love Totoro.

Do you think you might felt one of your future Totoros?

Have you tested the cupcake containers yet? I think I read on some blog that someone tested it and it even passed a drop test.

keohinani said...

omg, you have the cutest stuff! the totoro's are AWESOME! is that a pattern or did you freehand them? they look great!
i never would have thought about the whole cupcake dilemma...fancy that. wow. something so simple that you don't really think you need until someone goes and invents it!
good stuff, good stuff! makes me hungry for cupcakes now...

knitting addict said...

Where did you get the pattern for the Totoros? My family has just discovered him and I would love to use the pattern you used.

Acornbud said...

Knitting Addict: It is my own pattern and I can send it to you if you send me an email at Acornbudatyahoodotcom